Kingery Printing Acquires Fellow Illinois Commercial Printer United Graphics

Kingery Printing, an Effingham, Ill.-based commercial printer that provides a full suite of prepress, sheetfed and web printing, binding, and distribution services, has announced the acquisition, effective December 1st, of Mattoon, Ill.-based United Graphics, a digital and offset printing company that specializes in the manufacturing of books, catalogs, guides and newsletters. Graphic Arts Advisors (GAA), Mountain Lakes, N.J., a strategic financial advisory and consulting firm devoted exclusively to all sectors of the graphic communications industry, represented Kingery Printing in the acquisition, with GAA Director John Hyde, Esq. serving as lead advisor on the purchase.

Under the agreement, United Graphics and its Mattoon facility, will become part of the Kingery Printing organization, which, in addition to its Effingham headquarters and manufacturing facility, also includes a plant in Henry, Ill. John Wurtsbaugh, president of United Graphics, becomes COO of Kingery Printing, overseeing operations at all three facilities.

Prior to the acquisition, the two companies – both family-owned second-generation organizations – have worked together on a number of collaborative projects and discovered that they shared a common philosophy and culture. At the same time, they have distinct service offerings which, when combined, will provide customers with a full slate of options for their printing and communications needs.

Commenting on the acquisition, Kingery Printing President Michael Kingery, said, “There are a number of synergies between Kingery Printing and United Graphics that make this a very positive move for our companies and our customers. The proximity of our plants and the high level of expertise, enthusiasm and dedication to customer service on the part of both companies’ leadership and staffs mean that we will be in an even stronger position to deliver on our top priority – continuing to enhance the customer experience.”
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